St. Francis Healthcare System is composed of people called to a special mission: to create healthy communities in the Spirit of Christ’s healing ministry.
Like Saint Marianne Cope and the Sisters of St. Francis, we bring light and life to all we touch. We are called to bring joy, peacemaking, simplicity, and charity for families facing challenging health conditions. We bring healing to those who are ill. And where people are dying, we bring life into their remaining time.
Pope Francis reminds us that authentic Christianity brings hope that God will give us a joy that nobody can take away.
“Joy strengthens hope and hope blooms amidst joy. And we go forward like this. But both of these Christian virtues, along with the attitude that the Church seeks to give them, show us the way to open out (towards others). Joyful people do not stay closed in on themselves: hope makes you open outwards, it is just like an anchor on the shore of heaven that pulls us up and out. Open out from ourselves, with joy and hope.”
Creating healthy communities in the Spirit of Christ’s healing ministry is an exciting calling. I have renewed appreciation for our employees, volunteers, board members and other supporters who have responded to this call.
Mahalo to all those walk alongside us as we create healthy communities together.
President & CEO
St. Francis Healthcare System